JACKSON CENTER NEWS

Jane Buckley, organist, and Harriet McLaughlin, pianist, presented a beautiful rendition of an anthem, America the Beautiful at the Jackson Center Presbyterian May 26 service. Reverend Charles Crane said the song is a great reminder of our great nation.

Reverend Crane’s sermon title was “The Acceptable Spirit.” He noted that one of his favorite songs is “Mansions of the Lord” sung by the U.S. Military Glee Club.

After the church service ended, the church handbell choir traveled to Ebeneezer Presbyterian Church, in rural Grove City, where the choir presented their final spring concert.

Jackson Center Presbyterian Church will celebrate Pentecost June 9, which includes the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. The June 9 service will begin at 11 a.m. with a tureen lunch immediately following worship. All are invited and encouraged to wear something red.

The Vincent United Methodist folks always have an interesting rummage and bake sale. Lots of work goes into the church fundraiser. Last Thursday eve the sale began at 5 p.m. The weather was good, but by 7 p.m. heavy rainfall came. The sale was held the next morning for a few hours.

As I arrived Thursday eve in the church yard, bubbles were floating through the air, across the driveway. The bubbles reminded me of the old Lawrence Welk Shows on television. Actually, Cheryl Carlson was operating a small bubble maker to attract attention of would-be shoppers. There was a big variety of items offered. For the Jackson Center history buff, memorabilia available for purchase included a wallpaper brush with a set of items needed for wallpapering. These items had been purchased at Strausser’s General Store many decades earlier.

Some shoppers came to enjoy a light supper. On Friday morn, doughnuts and beverage were on the morning menu.

The MUF Chuches (Vincent, Mt. Hope, Hendersonville, Stoneboro, and Lakeview United Methodist) have lots going on in June. Bible School for ages 2 years to completion of 5th grade will be June 10-14 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Lakeview UMC, Sandy Lake-Grove City Road, Stoneboro. Registration requested. They will kick off the week on Sunday evening, June 9 when there will be viewing of the movie, Wizard of Oz. The theme this year is “The Oz in Me.”

The churches are collecting eyeglasses, reading glasses, sunglasses to take to annual conference; also unwanted new or gently used shoes to help homeless and those in developing nations. Please put a rubber band around each shoe pair and bring to church by June 5.

MUF’s Local Mission Challenge will be June 27-29. Applications are being accepted for small home improvement projects or yardwork to be completed by MUF volunteers.

For information on any of these activities: secretary@methodistsunitedinfaith.org or call the MUF office secretary at 724 376 2309. The office at 32 Lake Street, Stoneboro, is open Thursday, 8:30 - 2:30 p.m.